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The Sting (Universal Legacy Series) (1973)

Robert Redford , Paul Newman , George Roy Hill  |  PG |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (414 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Eileen Brennan
  • Directors: George Roy Hill
  • Writers: David S. Ward
  • Producers: Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (414 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009X766Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,215 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Sting (Universal Legacy Series)" on IMDb

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    Additional Features

    A sparkling print, remastered sound (including a DTS track), and a nifty hour-long retrospective makes this 2005 "Legacy Series" edition a solid step-up from the 1998 DVD and its mono soundtrack. Paul Newman and Robert Redford dish about their film 30 years later and lay praise on director George Roy Hill (who died in 2002). The three-part documentary goes deep into the cast for memories from Ray Walston, Charles Durning, and Dimitra Arliss, along with writer David Ward and composer Marvin Hamlisch. Some easy talking points--the Oscars and legendary costume designer Edith Head--are left to the production notes. Also oddly missing are the award-winning producers and references to being the second collaboration of Newman-Redford-Hill after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (which led to the film's tagline, "Will they get away with it this time?"). Watch to the end of the doc for some brutally honest remarks by Newman on the studio system. --Doug Thomas

    Product Description

    Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate "sting." No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history. The con is on!

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    213 of 227 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars WHY NOT GET THE FACTS BEFORE COMPLAINING??? December 16, 2004
    Format:DVD
    I just bought this DVD for my father because this movie IS a classic, no matter what anyone says. But, when it came in the mail, I was surprised to see "Full Screen" on the front of the box. So I did what many of you did NOT do (with the exception of reviewer cammonro dated Sept 2, 2003), I went to the Universal web site and emailed their Home Entertainment division.

    From Universal Studios Home Entertainment:

    'The Sting' is only available on DVD in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio, which in this case displays the same picture information side-to-side as was seen theatrically. Also, more information is shown top-to-bottom than in the theatrical version because of the way the film was originally shot.

    One process used in creating movies for theatrical exhibition is to place 'mattes' over the top and bottom of the 35 mm film frame to alter the aspect ratio to 1.85:1 'Widescreen.' To avoid black letterboxing bars on the top and bottom of the picture when it is displayed on standard television, the original mattes are removed in a process known as 'Open Matte.' (This is not to be confused with 'Pan & Scan,' a completely different process of transferring film to Video and DVD.) 'Open Matte' was used with in the production of 'The Sting.'

    SO THERE YOU HAVE IT. For all of you complaining about how this DVD is PAN-AND-SCAN, you are WRONG. And for all of you still waiting for WIDESCREEN, you ALREADY HAVE IT with this DVD if you understand what Universal is saying above; you are actually seeing MORE than what you'd see in the theater version because of the "Open Matte" process Universal used, NOT pan-and-scan.

    If anyone begs to differ with these facts, argue with the source, Universal.
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    475 of 519 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Stop whining about "full screen"! December 17, 2004
    By Ander
    Format:DVD
    Please stop whining about this DVD's aspect ratio. It's not "full-screen." It's widescreen with the original top and bottom sections restored.
    According to film historian David P. Hayes, THE STING was filmed in 4:3 (equivalent to "full-screen") ratio because director George Roy Hill wanted it to look like an old movie. The studio (and/or the exhibitors) apparently had second thoughts about it, though, so theatrically-released prints had the top and bottom sections blocked ("matted") to fit the widescreen format.
    What you see on this DVD is not "pan and scan" (with missing left and right content), but the original format with the top and bottom restored.
    (...)
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    42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie on HD DVD! February 12, 2007
    Format:HD DVD
    Honestly i've seen better HD DVD's but still this one is remastered like crazy,its a hell of alot clearer than the original dvd release and its amazing to see what they can do with movies such as old as this one. I mean 1973 this movie comes out and after watching the HD DVD you would think it was a new release. All in all to keep this short this is an amazing film and you should pick it up on HD DVD right now!
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars We "gotcha" but you don't know it! September 9, 2003
    Format:DVD
    The most successful "sting" occurs when a victim never realizes that she or he has been "stung." In this Academy Award winning best film, that would be Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw), a mobster/gambler in Chicago in the 1930s who is bilked out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) and his associates who include Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford). Credit George Roy Hill with brilliant direction of an especially talented cast. The musical score is eminently appropriate, devised by Marvin Hamlisch based on the works of Scott Joplin. A great deal of real or apparent blood is shed as elaborate preparations for the sting are completed. Most of the characters are not who and what they seem. We know what Gondorff and Newman are up to, of course, which adds to the fun. But there is a twist near the end of the film which fooled me. The narrative is seamless. The pace is expeditious but unhurried. In all respects, this is a thoroughly entertaining film but also one which at least suggests some darker regions of human nature. Those who enjoy it may wish to check out The Grifters (1990) which also has a bittersweet flavor at times. For broader humor, I suggest Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988).
    NOTE: My comments are limited entirely to the film itself. Although the image and sound are clearer than in the VHS format, the supplementary features are unworthy of this Academy Award winning best film.
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    19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars FULL SCREEN AND WIDESCREEN ARE BOTH GREAT August 23, 2005
    By E
    Format:DVD
    Here's the real deal. The U.S. out-of-print "The Sting" DVD's are full screen. The U.S. September 6, 2005 "The Sting" DVD is cropped widescreen. I have watched both presentations, and BOTH ARE FINE. Neither presentation distracts from the FUN. If widescreen gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, get the new one. Purists will want the old full screen with no top/bottom picture loss. The dreaded "This film has been modified from its original version - It has been formatted to fit this screen." message on the 1998 full screen version is MISLEADING. The only "modification" is more picture at the top and more picture at the bottom than the widescreen theatrical release had. The director shot the film using 35 mm 4:3 open matte, but his bosses chose to crop the theatrical version. Oh, and note that this and all earlier reviews were written before the September 6, 2005 cropped widescreen version release date.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a rainy day!
    My visiting niece and her friends had never watched any Redford/Newman movies, so we had an afternoon film fest. They loved the Sting...such a clever plot. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by S. Payne
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent con movie by great stars.
    Excellent of old time con operations with suprises and ending with things you didn't expect.Need more movies like this for family entertainment
    Published 4 days ago by Leon W. Morgan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film Classic
    Another favorite film of ours which we had to have on DVD. Arrived timely, had no quality issues and got at fair price.
    Published 10 days ago by Bonnie Elkins
    2.0 out of 5 stars Weakest "Best Picture" Ever
    My second star is only for the heroic efforts of Newman and the costume designer. The other actors were wasted on this material. Read more
    Published 17 days ago by mr. critic
    5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this
    While I was listening to a podcast of Piers Morgan, I heard that Robert hasn't seen this till his grandson asked if he had seen The Sting in 2004. This movie was a phenomenon. Read more
    Published 18 days ago by Alice Kingsley
    5.0 out of 5 stars Defintely the Sting
    One of the first movies my husband I saw and it was absolutely great. Loved Paul Newman & Robert Redford. Felt like we were stung also when we walked out of the movie.
    Published 19 days ago by Evy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Still Stings!
    I have seen this movie literally hundreds of times, yes really. I worked at a movie theater in the early 70's, The Sting was one of the best movies shown at that time. Read more
    Published 23 days ago by opinion8ted
    5.0 out of 5 stars All time classic
    The go-to movie for a story about a con and a nice twist. The only problem is that you will always compare similar movies (such as American Hustle) to it, and they will pale in... Read more
    Published 24 days ago by Lexiconefx
    5.0 out of 5 stars old fav
    great actors, good story, great joplin music, good memories, glad I bought it here (have it on the old vhs)
    Published 29 days ago by boocat
    5.0 out of 5 stars Newman and Redford at their best
    It was a great movie with a great plot

    I liked the all the actors and the sceaming that went on to out do the BAD GUYS

    I would recommend the movie to any one... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Kat
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